Nowadays lot of developer like to launch service apartment type of projects, whereby the property is build on commercial land and there will be shop or hypermarket operate at the ground or lower ground of the apartments.
Quite a numbers of people like this type of property as it is convenient for them to shop for household, buy lunch/dinner, send their kids to nursery and etc. Few examples are Kuchai Avenue, Park Lane, Scott SOHO, Empire City and etc....
Today, at the front page of a chinese newspaper reported a complain case about one of the service apartment, whereby people using it to do "special business". You may guess which apartment is this by looking at the photo below :)